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Dec 18, 2000 07:46 AM ET Business Wire
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec 18, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Redback Networks Inc.
(Nasdaq:RBAK), a leading provider of advanced networking solutions, announced
that the cable group of Hargray Communications is using the Redback(R)
SmartEdge(TM) multi-service optical platform. The rollout, currently underway,
covers current Hargray service areas in South Carolina with plans to expand
into new areas. With the SmartEdge deployed throughout its network, Hargray
will decrease cost and complexity by carrying many services on one platform.
The deployment is being executed by ADC Communications, Redback's partner in
the cable industry, who labels the SmartEdge 800 as the UniWorx platform.
"Our customers want to experience services, not the delivery of them. With
Redback's SmartEdge technology, we can carry video, data and voice on a single
multi-service platform, allowing us to deliver different services to our
customers from a single source said, Ed Heuck, operations manager/CLEC of
Hargray Communications. "This improves the user experience dramatically by
reducing the effort required to access services and increasing the time
available to experience them."
The SmartEdge platform was built specifically to accommodate multiple traffic
types on a single platform. This means Hargray can consolidate previously
disparate networks, such as video and data, onto a single network.
Additionally, the SmartEdge requires only about one-sixth the rack space needed
by existing technology, and can handle many high bandwidth circuits, up to OC
48 or 2.488 Gigabits per second. The resulting benefit is more shelf space and
decreased cost and complexity for cable operators, carriers and service
"Hargray Communications has a 53 year legacy of investing in the latest
technology," said Larry Blair, vice president of marketing at Redback Networks.
"This is why Hargray has successfully grown their business from basic phone
service to advanced Internet, video and billing services. The company's
adoption of the SmartEdge technology is the latest example of its ability to
stay competitive in the service provider market."
About Redback Networks, Inc.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Redback Networks Inc.,
is a leading provider of advanced networking solutions that enable carriers,
cable operators, and service providers to rapidly deploy broadband access and
services. The market-leading Redback(R) SMSTM subscriber management systems
connect and manage large numbers of subscribers using any of the major
broadband access technologies such as Digital Subscriber Line, cable, and
wireless. To deliver integrated transport solutions for metropolitan optical
networks, the Redback SmartEdge(TM) multi-service platforms leverage powerful
advances in application-specific integrated circuit, IP, and optical
technology. The Redback Enterprise Service Point(TM) system is designed
specifically to help service providers capture high-margin revenue from
advanced IP services. The Redback service management family of products allows
service providers to easily publish, activate and manage IP services and allows
their customers to subscribe to these services on demand. With this product
portfolio, Redback Networks is the first equipment supplier focused exclusively
on developing integrated solutions for the New Access Network. About Redback
Networks Inc.
Note to Editors: Redback is a U.S. Registered Trademark; SMS, SmartEdge and
Enterprise Service Point are Trademarks of Redback Networks, Inc. Other
trademarks, service marks, and trade names belong to their respective owners.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical
are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the
Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding
Redback Networks' expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the
future. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding future product
requirements, cost reductions and product functionality. All forward-looking
statements included in this document are based upon information available to
Redback Networks as of the date hereof, and Redback Networks assumes no
obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to
differ materially from those projected. These and other risks relating to
Redback Networks' business are set forth in the documents filed by Redback
Networks with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the most
recent report on Form 10-Q, and the other reports filed from time to time with
the Securities and Exchange Commission.
CONTACT: Redback Networks Anne Smith, 408/571-5044 [email protected] or A&R
Partners Branden P. Mello, 650/762-2860 [email protected]
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